"STOP 0x50" Accessing Files on Windows NT from Windows 95

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When you try to access files on a Windows NT 4.0-based computer from aWindows 95 client computer, the Windows NT computer may stop responding(hang) while displaying the following error message on a blue screen:
STOP 0x00000050
This behavior can occur if Dr. Solomon's WinGuard for Windows NT version7.65 is running as a service on the Windows NT-based computer.
According to the manufacturer, Dr. Solomon's Software Ltd., version 7.66of Dr. Solomon's WinGuard for Windows NT corrects this problem. ContactDr. Software Ltd. at info@drsolomon.com for information about obtainingthe updated version of Dr. Solomon's WinGuard for Windows NT.

To temporarily work around this issue, disable the WinGuard service usingthe following steps:
  1. In Control Panel, double-click Services.
  2. Click Guard, and then click Stop.
  3. Click Startup, and then click Disabled for the Startup setting.
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Article ID: 162438 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 11:07:51 - Revision: 1.1

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